July Menu ~1884


July Menu 1884.

Welcome July! This month’s menu comes from the Franco-American Cookery Book; Or, how to live well and eat wisely every day of the year (Check out last July’s menu, here).

Here’s to summer!

This is a truly seasonal menu, you find a vegetable soup with asparagus and carrots, boiled artichokes, and raspberry ice-cream. Yum!

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The terrapin pie is pretty involved. I love that you need to ‘fry briskly’ and ‘besprinkle’.

The presentation on the Curry of Lamb with Rice is quite something – a ring mold of rice with the curry inside the middle! Probably not a week-night dish, but something novel for the weekend.

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Here’s my favorite: Boiled Artichoke. The recipe makes specific reference to artichokes being in-season. The preparation is almost identical to what I currently do.

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Roast Ribs of Beef: Ah ha! This is why you need a meat saw in your kitchen. When was the last time you had beef ribs?

I’ve never heard of Hessoise Sauce, but it could be Hessian Sauce. Hmm… Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 6.35.14 AM

Really? Who has room for dessert? Screen Shot 2018-06-30 at 6.35.20 AM


Happy cooking!

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